I must admit that I have used baking soda hair shampoo on a couple of occasions when my hair needed a quick boost. It turns out, people are using it as a permanent method of washing hair and quite successfully I might add. While I am not that brave, I find it an incredibly efficient way to remove that excess grease and revive the hair, if you are in a hurry or in between two showers. :)
Here is what you will need for baking soda hair shampoo.
1. apple cider vinegar
2. baking soda
Mix baking soda and water in a bowl and apply to your dampened hair. Massage for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off thoroughly. After that mix 1 part of the vinegar with 3 parts of water and apply to your hair. The apple cider vinegar rejuvenates the scalp and adds the extra conditioning and shine to your hair.
Your hair might be greasy at first but the body will with time balance out the oil secretion on your scalp and your scalp will be as dry as it is after a shampoo. The scalp will get used to the baking soda hair shampoo as its main defense against grease. This recipe is perfect for all types of hair….straight, wavy, curly whatever. Just make sure that you use the apple cider vinegar after using the baking soda shampoo.
Caution - do not mix both the vinegar and the baking soda!
After the baking soda shampoo you will surely feel a change in your scalp. Your scalp will feel rejuvenated and alive. And this type of shampoo is far better than the chemical based ones. It cleanses your scalp, is safe and your scalp has a fresh smell. It does not dry out your hair and gives you split ends and frizz. Neither does it get your scalp all too oily, greasy and dirty. And there is no hassle for which shampoo to choose for your hair type.
For stronger and healthier hair, apply olive oil before going for a shampoo. Leave it overnight as olive oil needs time to seep into the skin and the next day shampoo it off. In this case you might need to use a market shampoo but make sure that the shampoo is mild. Baby shampoos will work just fine. The olive oil gives elasticity to your hair and also adds conditioning and shine and rids you of dandruff. Here, the olive oil is used by itself but you can combine it with other ingredients for a very effective olive oil hair treatment.
Baking soda can always be applied by rubbing it into the scalp and then combing the hair. Here are 5 homemade dry hair shampoo recipes.
There are many other uses for baking soda, see 10 awesome baking soda remedies and skin recipes.
There are other alternatives to preparing these recipes. I have heard good things about Neutrogena Anti-ResiDue Shampoo. It removes 95% of residue and it is made of biodegradable ingredients. It has also received very good reviews from Amazon users.
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